Turkey will fall under the influence of an extremely hot weather system as early as next weekend – such a forecast was published by the Turkish General Meteorological Department. According to the latest data, the air temperature will be significantly higher than the seasonal norm in many popular Turkish resorts: for example, in Antalya, the thermometer will rise to + 36 ° C and it is likely even higher. Accordingly, the sea near the coast will already warm up to comfortable temperatures.
Partly cloudy is expected in the western part of the country, the air temperature will also rise in the western regions (Sea of Marmara, Aegean Sea, Western Mediterranean, Western Black Sea). It is forecast to fluctuate 4°C-12°C above normal for the season. In the vicinity of Edirne (a city on the border with Greece) and Kirklareli, as well as on the European side of Istanbul, in the north of Tekirdag – on the northern coast of the Sea of Marmara, in the east of Balıkesir and in the southern part of Bursa, showers and thunderstorms will pass, then the sky will clear and there will be clear.
The thermometer on Friday will rise to the following values: in Istanbul approximately +27°C-33°C, in Edirne +32°C-35°C, in Bursa and Balikesir +33°C- 38°C, in Sakarya +32°C-37°C, in Izmir +35°C-37°C, in Manisa +36°C-39°C, in Aydin +38°C-40°C, in Antalya +33°C-36°C, in Duzce +32°C-37°C.
The meteorologists also released a map of maximum temperatures expected over the weekend. So, on Saturday in Istanbul – the city of the day off – the temperature will average about + 32 ° C, on Sunday – about + 36 ° C. In Izmir and Aydin – up to + 40 ° C. On Sunday in Aydın, Balıkesir, Bursa and Yalova, temperatures are expected to exceed +40°C. Around 36 degrees are expected in Istanbul.
Forecasters have advised tourists to stay in hotels or shaded areas during peak hours (11:00 am to 4:00 pm) when the sun is at its strongest and there is a great chance of getting heat hit. In addition, protective equipment and hats should not be neglected.
In addition, meteorologists have reported a dust storm that is approaching Southeast Anatolia – the territory near the Syrian border, but it can reach Antalya. In this regard, tourists are advised to exercise caution, if possible, not to abuse walks along the streets. Protective masks and goggles should be worn while doing this.
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